Motivational Interviewing

Webinar: Zoom, Webinar
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Learning and Development
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Target Audience
CAH Staff / Social Care Staff
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Event Types
Course (daytime)
Course categories
Adult Social Care / Children and Young People
Adult Social Care subcategories
General Adult Social Care
Children and Young People subcategories
Children's Social Care
Event description

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Phil Harris (Training Exchange). You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

To access training being delivered by Zoom please complete this form. Once the form is filled out access should automatically be granted within an hour of completion.  ZOOM Access Form

Motivational interviewing is a leading approach to increase motivation and commitment to change. It was first developed in the alcohol field, but as they had identified that there was no specific addiction psychology, it has been developed in a wide range of areas including social work, offending, mental health and homelessness fields. It has proven particularly effective with stuck or entrenched clients from a wide range of backgrounds. This course maps the key factors that elicit change and demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing works alongside these forces. Drawing on both person centred and directive techniques, it offers practical skills to assist the workers to helps clients articulate and recognise the need for change. As such, it is an effective primer to increase engagement with clients who have not yet achieved a sufficient level of commitment and move them into action without confrontation.

Who is the Course For?: Motivational Interviewing is useful for a wide range of social issues. Its primary focus is on igniting motivation to change, and so it is helpful when clients are stuck in problems and not advancing in change. It is a useful skill in all change and recovery based services such as mental health, substance misuse, offending, social work, domestic violence, supported housing, young people’s services, family work and more besides.

Method of Delivery: The training programme comes with an extensive booklet for each participant. The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment. The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to: 

• Support pre-contemplative clients to consider change
• Explore the drivers of motivation
• Describe the influence of the relationship on motivation to change.
• Practice core skills in Motivational Interviewing

Start Date
Wednesday 17 July 2024
End Date
Wednesday 17 July 2024
Closing Date
Tuesday 16 July 2024
09:30 - 16:00
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Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event